"This book works to give teachers a tool for understanding how to examine their teaching methods and refine those methods to maximize student learning...Galton is a well known researcher...and he has valuable insights into tailoring teaching methods in ways to meet specific learning goals. This book is recommended for all elementary teachers looking for ways to maximize learning in their classroom." —EDUCATION LIBRARIESThis unique text captures the profiles and cumulative records of six diverse students at early childhood, middle childhood, and then high school level. Intended for the preservice teacher, Building on Student Diversity: Profiles and Activities illustrates how to create a caring school environment; accommodate for special learning needs in instructional and assessments; and interact with families and communities.

Profiles and Cumulative Folders
Profiles and cumulative folders

In Part I, you will meet children from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. They are African American, European American, Hispanic, and Korean. They are native speakers of English and English Language Learners (ELLs). They are from poor, working-class, and middle-class families. They are identified as intellectually gifted and as average in their abilities to learn. They have been diagnosed with a learning disability and with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They have physical abilities and disabilities. They are gay and straight. As you read their stories and examine their cumulative folders, imagine that they are the students in a classroom—your classroom. And as in a real classroom, you will learn from the children ...

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